October 4 - January 3
Sundays, 11 am-5 pm
“Combining the real with the imaginary, it is my intention to create imagery which fascinates, uplifts, and heightens the senses,” says local artist Tamlyn Akins. Her watercolor and pastel paintings are on display at Olbrich Botanical Gardens for the new exhibit titled Naturescapes, from October 4 to January 3. The exhibit is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many pieces are for sale with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Gardens. A public opening reception will be held on October 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Using a variety of mediums and unusual perspectives, Akins portrays various aspects of nature, ranging from watercolor paintings and pastel drawing of orchids, to traditional landscapes, close-ups of trees, origami and mixed media pieces and original illustrations. “I enjoy presenting unusual perspectives, encouraging viewers to use new eyes by way of close-ups of orchids, upward views through trees, the patterning of mandalas (symmetrical designs) or the surprising three-dimensional elements of origami,” says Akins.
For more information, call 608-246-4550. For membership information, call 608-246-4724. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located in Madison, Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Monona at 3330 Atwood Avenue. Visit Olbrich's website at www.olbrich.org.
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